Klopp's Priceless Reaction To Reports That Can Is Demanding £200,000 Per Week
Last week, Liverpool fans were livid when there was a story doing the rounds saying that their player, Emre Can, was demanding £200,000-a-week in contract talks.
The bit of information on the Can front from The Mirror claimed he wanted to be the highest-paid player at Anfield or else he would be out the door, with his contract expiring in June.
The Germany international denied those reports with a post on his Instagram story and it was Klopp's turn to have his say in his pre-Crystal Palace presser today.
When asked about the news, the Liverpool boss responded brilliant and joked he'd asked for £250,000:
Klopp asked if Emre Can asked for £200k a week deal.- Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) March 30, 2018
"It was £250k!"
Klopp on Can contract and suggestions he wants 200k per week: "It was 250 (thousand per week)!!!! Nothing is decided. We are in talks so far."- James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) March 30, 2018
There are reports that Emre Can wants a new Liverpool contract worth £200,000-a-week.- liverpool (@bahaa97599865) March 30, 2018
Jurgen Klopp was asked about that in his press conference today. His response?
"It's £250,000." :joy: pic.twitter.com/4w2UpnY2vT
Reporter: Reports this week suggest Emre Can demanded £200k a week.- The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) March 30, 2018
Klopp: It was £250k pic.twitter.com/ZPMClYeOiB
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Can, a £9.75 million signing from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, has been heavily linked with the likes of Juventus and Manchester City, who are both monitoring his situation very closely.
Klopp, however, says talks over a new deal are still ongoing.
As per the official Liverpool FC website, he said: "Where the situation is at, at the moment: open.
"That's what we [have] said before, nothing is decided, it's open. We are in talks with him and it's all good so far, apart from him signing a contract for us, that's all.
"No problem with that."
Liverpool fans, how much do you want Can to stay?
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